When I was 19-years-old (way long time ago), I was going to cosmetology college and met a classmate whose grandmother made quilts. When I saw one of her quilts, I asked her to make me one. Soon after I received the quilt, I read the saying, “When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.” That was all it took, I *knew* I had to learn how to make quilts!

You see, I was orphaned when I was 11-years-old and lived in five different foster homes (my four siblings and I were sent to live in different places), never really feeling at home or loved in any of them – I was alone and lonely, no matter where I lived. I knew that if I could make a quilt that would give someone a feeling of home and love, then that’s what I needed to do! I have been quilting ever since and have gleefully made ‘home and love quilts’ for other kids, some of whom needed the little bit of snuggly love that only a quilt can bring – no matter where they are!

I quilt, I design quilts, I sleep with quilts and I love quilts. My family endures my obsession, as only a loving family can.

I hope you enjoy QuiltTherapy.com!

Written with love by TK Harrison


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  1. Tammy,
    This is your cousin Rachael (Karen’s daughter). Aunt Linda sent us a link to some of your family pics and after a little searching, I found your website. It was a warm and fuzzy feeling I got reading some of your entries. I don’t have much contact with many family members, so I was excited to get so far inside your heart thru these pages. You have a beautiful family and a kind and loving spirit through your words.

    I am now 37 and live with mom and my newborn baby girl Carter who is four months old now. My 8 yr old son Mason lives near bye with his father. I will try to send a pic to your email.

    Glad to find you,


  2. Hello Tammy! I’ve been downloading your quilt on BOMquilts.com. It is the one called Santorini Stars. I’ve been trying to download the March square but haven’t been able to. I am wondering if it may be because you are not feeling well and may need some encouragement or prayers sent your way. I hope is well with you and look forward to many more quilt block from you! Blessings, Sue

  3. AND MY DEAR FRIEND… I will NEVER forget the first time you made a quilt for me, several years ago. I recall when I offered to pay you for your ARTWORK… you refused and responded … “Mel, when you sleep under this quilt, you’ll sleep under a blanket of LOVE. Can’t put a PRICE on that.” I never told you, but it brought me to tears THEN… and it still does. I CHERISH ALL the EXQUISITE quilts you’ve made for me. BIG WARM HUGS… 🙂

  4. Tammy, I just found your site and am now following you on networkedblogs.com. Your story really touched my heart. I pray that you are now in a happy place. I, too, make quilts for kids. I just donated one through Gene Black, a fellow quilter and friend, to a home for troubled teens. It was black and white. I thought that would be a great choice because many times, life is not just black and white. I pray some teen gets a blessing from cuddling under it. I look forward to learning more about your website. I, too, have a blog at http://teresasquiltjourney.blogspot.com. Check it out.

  5. Sad story, I’m glad you met this fantastic grandmother. Quilting and stitching is a good therapy indeed, you’re right, we have to let it know 😉

  6. I just discovered this blog. I have MS and have been dealing with people who just don’t understand.
    I just read your “I will no longer be silent…”
    I want to print it out and hang on my door, pin to my purse, hang at my desk etc.
    glad I am not alone in this feeling!!